As we begin to assess our approach to automotive detailing in the midst of a pandemic, it is critical that detailing technicians have an understanding of the issues involved in working on customer vehicles, especially interiors.
In last month’s column, I used the word “hysteria” to describe my personal view of the state of our nation with regard to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The term hydrophobic refers to molecules and surfaces that repel water. Water on hydrophobic surfaces such as oil will exhibit a high contact angle, which is used to quantify the wettability of a solid surface by a liquid.
The professional detailer has always dealt with cleaning surfaces prior to the application of dressings. But what about disinfecting — the removal of what could be deadly pathogens within the interior?
The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has disrupted the entire U.S. economy, forcing many “non-essential” businesses to close their doors and wait out the pandemic with no timeline on when they can reopen.
Since the beginning of time, humans have been drawn to and sometimes even obsessed with shiny objects. These objects ranged from precious metals such as, gold, silver, and platinum to exotic minerals like diamonds, emeralds, and...
We can capitalize on the hysteria that has gripped our nation. The funny thing is that it is well documented that the typical vehicle interior — under normal circumstances — has more germs, microorganisms, viruses, and bacteria...
The 20th annual Mobile Tech Auto Recon Expo (MTE) took place January 31 through February 1 in Orlando, FL. It was held this year at the Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center.
Several months ago, I had a long discussion with a car wash operator in New York facing increased operating expenses due to a significant increase in the minimum wage.
Each year, organizations waste thousands of dollars on training that doesn’t deliver what the people who bought it thought it would. Consequently, many of those remorseful purchasers determine that training has no value to their...
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